Category Archives: The Bluegrass Players

Young Frankenstein

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Performances:
Sep 28-30
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Dracula: The New World

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

Fri, Oct 26 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 27 2018, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 28 2018, 2:00PM
Fri, Nov 2 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 3 2018, 7:00PM

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End Days

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Winner! 2008 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Citation

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

“The universality of the denouement brings this comedy full circle, leaving us to admire the relevancy of Laufer’s humor and wisdom of her message. – Variety

Performances:
Jan 25-27 & Feb 1-2
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

Dracula: The New World Cast 2018

dracula hd

Sarah Christian – Charla Gilbert
Everett – Chad Hembree
Sherriff Pleasant Broaddus – Gary Burchfield
Reverend Wesley – Alyssa Bustle
Robert Christian – Jonathan VanWinkle
Renfield – Stuart Rose
Dracula – Darrell Harrison
Silas Mason – Matt Manning
Tommy Mason – Micheal Soens
Jud – Lucas Slagle
Nosferatu – Chris Sexton
Olivia – Braelyn Cameron
Maude Mason – Kyrsten Daughtery
Pheobe Mason – Saylour Burchfield
Mary Christian – Kelsey McNeal
Katie Broaddus – Shandi Johnson
Lilith – Laura Case
Eva – Billie Enciu
Sadie – Bethany Johnson
Jezebeth – Chasity VanWinkle

The Tomb – A Mystery Dinner Adventure

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Menu:
Mediterranean Chicken Kabob over a bed of Long Grain Rice.
Finger length Potatoes
Roll
Summer Salad
Lemon Meringue Pie

Children’s Meal:
Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni and Cheese
Roll
Lemon Meringue Pie

Performances:
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm
Fri Sept 7 6:30pm
Sat Sept 8 6:30pm

The Tomb: A Mystery Dinner Adventure Cast 2018

THE TOMB – A MYSTERY DINNER ADVENTURE LogoCongratulations to the cast.  This will be a phenomenal show the audience will love. – Show Tickets and Schedule

Rehearsals begin with a read through June 17th at 8:00 pm.  We hope your father’s day activities are finished by then and would like to have full attendance for a read through.

Look below for character descriptions.

Character  –  Cast Member
Dr. Penny Lane  –  Alyssa Bustle
Dr. Abby Road  –  Billie Enciu
Lady Eleanor Rigby  –  Letha Hembree
Sergeant Pepper  –  Matt Manning
Lucy  –  Raighan Kelly
Shahrour (Blackbird)  –  Caroline Cloninger
Michelle  –  Kayla Newland
Jude  –  Cassidy Jones

  1. Dr. Penelope (Penny) Lane – A struggling archaeologist who has spent her career in the museum basement.  Penny is clumsy, absent-minded and kind-hearted.
  2. Dr. Abigail (Abby) Road – An extremely well-known archaeologist and published author. Abby is a complete and utter self-centered tyrant who uses people to get what she wants.
  3. Lady Eleanor Rigby – 21st in Line for the British Monarchy and the benefactor of the dig. Lady Eleanor is going to use the event to elevate her status and will be even more pompous than she usually is.
  4. Sergeant Pepper – Leader of the security detail sent to protect Lady Eleanor and secure the site from thieves. The Sergeant takes his job very seriously. He is very fair-minded and well liked by his soldiers. Lady Eleanor does not dislike the Sergeant specifically, but she is offended that she did rate a higher ranking officer for her security.
  5. Lucy – Penny had a very hard time finding an assistant willing to follow her on her dig so she enlisted her daughter Lucy.  Lucy knows very little about archaeology and was always bored spending after school in the museum basement growing up. Lucy is very excited about going in the field and has gone full-on Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider in an attempt to look like she knows what she is doing.
  6. Shahrour (Blackbird) – Dr. Lane’s local guide and interpreter. Blackbird is a mysterious character who speaks fluent English and is very intelligent. She secretly works for the CIA and is there to gather intel on the curse of the tomb, which she believes to be a lost type of poison that could be weaponized in the wrong hands.
  7. Michelle – A very nerdy student traveling along with Dr. Lane on the expedition. Michelle has a track record of messing things up. She also thinks Aliens are the answer to every mystery.
  8. Jude – Another student. This one is star struck by Dr. Road and only came with Dr. Lane because she works for Dr. Road and she wants Dr. Lane’s job. Jude is loyal to a fault where Dr. Road is concerned.  

Young Frankenstein Cast List 2018

Young Frankenstein the Musical LogoCast List

Frederick ……………………………………………………………. Luke McKeel
Inga ……………………………………………………………………… Kyrsten Daugherty
Elizabeth …………………………………………………………….. Ashleigh Adkins
Igor ……………………………………………………………………… Jeshua Logsdon
Monster ……………………………………………………………… Stuart Rose
Inspector Kemp ………………………………………………… James Miller
Frau Blucher ………………………………………………………. Laura Case
Ensemble ……………………………………………………………. Aden Amburgey,
Alyssa Bustle, Bella Butler, Taylor Edwards, Darrell Harrison (Dracula), Shandi Johnson, Kelsi Logsdon, Matt Manning (Hermit), Tessa Pickle, Brad Powell (Victor Frankenstein), Lucas Slagle, Tristan Winstead

Thank you all for auditioning! I saw a lot of great things during the audition process and I’m excited to see this group onstage. Attached you will find the cast list for Young Frankenstein. It will also be posted to our website and Facebook later this evening for those that didn’t get their email to me. If you accept your role please email me/message me back ASAP so it is confirmed.

The first rehearsal will be next Tuesday, July 17th at 8:00 PM where we will sit down and do a read through of the script with music.

Remember since this is a Players show, that means not everyone who auditioned is guaranteed a spot and with the spacing of our stage, the number of bodies was limited. But don’t be discouraged if you didn’t make it in, keep up the hard work and come to try out again!

Thanks,
Matt Manning
Director

The Tomb – A Mystery Dinner Adventure (Ages 18+) Auditions

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

Join the cast of this next dinner show and have a great time raising funds for a great cause.  All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

The audition consists of cold reading and improv scenarios.

Auditions June 2 – 5:00pm

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule
(22 Rehearsals including dress week)
Sun Jun 10  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 14  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 17  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 21  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 24  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 28  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 1  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 5  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 19  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 22  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 26  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 29  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 2  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 5  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 9  8 – 9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal
Sat Aug 11  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 12  8 – 9:30pm
Mon Aug 13  8 – 9:30pm
Tue Aug 14  8 – 9:30pm
Wed Aug 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 16  8 – 9:30pm

Performances
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm